Craig Bellamy

 

Where is Craig Bellamy now?

The first player to score for seven Premier League clubs, Craig Bellamy hung up his boots in 2014 after playing in the Premier League with his home town club Cardiff City.

In 2008, whilst still an active player, Craig Bellamy founded the Craig Bellamy Foundation which was a not for profit football and education centre in Sierra Leone.

Unfortunately, the foundation had to close in 2016 after failing to make a recovery from the aftermath of the Ebola virus which hit the country two years earlier.

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In retirement Bellamy has maintained his strong links with Cardiff and at one point owned a construction company, a wine bar and restaurant called Pier 64 and a mixed martial arts gym in the city.

In March 2017, his construction company Digger 39 Ltd was wound up after accruing debts of £1.8 million.

In December 2015 Bellamy stepped into Gary Neville’s shoes as an analyst on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football show.

He proved to be a success and was promptly signed up by ITV to join their team of pundits for their Euro 2016 coverage and was also hired by the Times newspaper to write a regular column during the tournament.

He has continued his work within the media with appearances as a pundit on BT Sport and Sky Sports.

Bellamy had always expressed a desire to get into coaching when he retired from playing and started working at the Cardiff City youth academy on a part-time basis whilst working towards his coaching badges.

In December 2016, Craig Bellamy was appointed as Cardiff City’s new player development manager overseeing the club’s youth development as they progress to the first team.

His role was changed in May 2017 when the club announced that Bellamy will be taking charge of the Cardiff City under 18’s side for the forthcoming season in his first managerial post.

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Craig Bellamy: Premier League Statistics

NationalityWelsh
PositionStriker
Appearances294
Goals81
Yellow Cards48
Red Cards2
Premier League Teams Played forBlackburn Rovers, Coventry City, Liverpool, Manchester City, Newcastle United, West Ham United, Cardiff City

Statistics courtesy of www.premierleague.com